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Duly Noted…(Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone)

Posted By Alex Belth On July 25, 2005 @ 9:50 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

In his latest column, Ken Rosenthal [1] writes:

Is anyone noticing that the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera is enjoying his best season as a closer? Rivera allowed two earned runs in his first two appearances, then only two in his next 36. His 0.89 ERA would represent a career best, and his 10.18 strikeouts per nine innings would be his highest rate since 1996, when he was John Wetteland’s setup man…

You bet we’ve noticed it. I’m just too superstitious to want to write about it myself. My favorite Yankee next to Bernie Williams, Rivera [2] is one of the few players whose numbers I get very precious about. I want him to do well so badly it almost hurts. Given the nature of his job, Rivera’s ERA could ballon with just a few bad outings, but it is now down to 0.85. Since the first two outings agains the Red Sox, it is 0.44 [3]. He’s done made us proud…again.

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[1] Ken Rosenthal: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=insidedishasapproachingt

[2] Rivera: http://www.marianorivera.com/

[3] 0.44: http://www.baseballmusings.com/cgi-bin/PitcherInfo.py?StartDate=04%2F08%2F2005&EndDate=07%2F24%2F2005&GameType=all&PlayedFor=0&PlayedVs=0&Park=0&PlayerID=844

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